If you are unhappy with your smile because of missing teeth or loose dentures, dental implants could be the ideal solution for you. Whether you want your teeth to look perfect for a special occasion such as a family wedding, wish to improve your confidence for professional reasons or simply dream of regaining the perfect smile you once had, here at Oak Mount Dental Practice we have the perfect solution. Not sure if it’s for you? Read on to find out why almost anybody can benefit from dental implants.
Natural, healthy teeth are held firmly in place by their roots. However many factors can cause the root to be weakened. This can often be tooth decay or gum disease. In some cases, trauma such as a sporting accident or other situations involving an impact to the jaw can damage the root. Sometimes, however, our teeth just fail naturally as we age. This can have a negative effect on both your confidence, diet and lifestyle.
Dental implants use special titanium roots to replace those of missing teeth. This provided an incredibly strong base upon which crowns, bridges or even complete sets of teeth can be mounted with long-term success.
Few people enjoy anything connected with the dentist. When it comes to missing teeth, people are especially conscious, especially if they have had a painful experience before. One of the attractions of dental implants is that the procedure is actually very straight-forward. Most people will experience nothing more than a little discomfort. The majority of patients agree that it is much less painful and stressful than a tooth extraction. All work is carried out under local anaesthetic, minimising any discomfort. For further reassurance, our dental implant specialists here at Oak Mount Dental Practice have over 30 years experience and use the most up to date techniques.
No matter what dental problems they have experienced in the past, almost everyone can benefit from dental implants – even where alternatives have not had the desired result. A special technique known as bone grafting is used in some cases to increase the strength of the jaw bone in the area of the implant and compensating for any weakness resulting from earlier injury or natural weakening of the bone structure. Just like the implants, this is a very simple and gentle process that your dentist will talk you through.
In most cases, you can expect to have a full smile restored in as little as four months. Of course, it’s impossible to predict the exact time it’ll take because of the unique nature of each patient. However, for the vast majority will find that this is a reliable estimate. You should note that if extra work such as bone grafting is required this may increase the timescale by a month or two. As soon as your dentist is happy that the implants are as strong and stable as possible, they will be able to fit your replacement teeth. If you’ve been unhappy with your teeth for years, a few months to transform your life is well worth the wait.
If you follow the advice of your dentist and look after your replacement teeth with the same care and attention you give your natural teeth, you can expect your new smile to last just as long. Alongside following a good oral hygiene routine, making sure you attend regular check-ups as advised by your dentist. This will ensure that you keep on smiling for years and years to come.
Oak Mount has over three decades of experience in dental implants, accompanied by a reputation for excellent dental care. To find out just how easy it could be to restore your smile, get in touch with us now on Didsbury 0161 425 1121 or click here to contact us online.
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